Thousand Islands Water Trails
The waters near historic Kingston hold a wealth of short and extended paddling trips for beginner through expert paddlers. The protected marshland channel of the Cataraqui River offer unique sites for bird watching, or practicing your technique for the larger waters of Lake Ontario. When the wind on the lake is up, the waters off Kingston’s shore are coloured by all manner of sailboats and windsurfers harnessing its power.
The Wolfe Island shores offer plenty of spots to explore and Big Sandy Bay is a popular destination for paddlers to surf the rolling waves. Cedar Island is a popular destination for day-trippers and paddlers beginning a trip into the heart of the 1000 Islands. Downriver, Milton Island is a wonderful place to end a day of paddling, walk the trails and set-up camp before watching the sun fade over Lake Ontario.
Departure: An ideal access point for this route is the public boat launch at the Cataraqui Canoe Club, beside the Woolen Mill Building just off Rideau Street. It offers a launching ramp, docks, and ample free parking. A public telephone is located inside the entrance of the Woolen Mill building. Information provided by the Paddle1000 website.
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